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Obese children and adults are at high risk of developing diabetes. Increased thirst, increased urination, unexplained weight loss and thickened dark skin especially on the back of the neck can be signs of diabetes, which may require treatment with medication by mouth or shots of insulin.  Contact your doctor ASAP to discuss these symptoms.

Click here to read more about Diabetes in adults.  Click here to learn more about Diabetes in children. Watch this clip from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution to see a family learn about diabetes.

If you have already been diagnosed with Type II diabetes – the American Diabetes Association webpage has great resources about Living with Diabetes, Food & Fitness, as well as News & Research.
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